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What can the England of 1940 have in common with the England of 1840 ? But then , what have you in common with the child of five whose photograph your mother keeps on the mantelpiece ? Nothing , except that you happen to be the same ...
The corruption that happens in England is seldom of that kind . Nearly always it is more in the nature of self - deception , of the right hand not knowing what the left hand doeth . And being unconscious , it is limited .
That is why all Fascist writers for years past have agreed that England's power must be destroyed . England must be ' exterminated ' , must be ' annihilated ' , must ' cease to exist ' . Strategically it would be possible for this war ...
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review